The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday, Jul. 2, 2016

12:00 PM – 02:15 PM


Introduced by Donna Copeland from the Houston Film Critics Society

Stage producer Max Reinhardt resolved that Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with its visual imagery and fantasy elements, would make a delightful film. Olivia de Havilland appeared as Hermia in a local production of the play that Reinhardt saw, and he insisted that she be his screen version of the same character. For her feature-film debut, Reinhardt cast de Havilland opposite Dick Powell as Lysander. Also starring in this extravagant rendition of the popular tale are James Cagney as Bottom and Mickey Rooney as Puck.

About the Film

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    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
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Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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